Biology

Biology Schedule for 2016-2017


Course Materials are always under revision! Weblecture content may change anytime prior to two weeks before scheduled chat session for content.

Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Labs

Use the Links in the Labs column to find your laboratory assignment. Laboratory work is usually due two weeks after class discussion of the lab requirements, unless otherwise stated in the assignment. Special arrangements may be made to complete some lab work over the summer.

ChatTopicsLabs
9/9/16Labs, Lab NotebooksField Lab #1
9/16/16Chemical PropertiesProperties of Water
9/23/16Microscope UseMicroscope Basics
Slide Preparation
9/30/16Cell MembranesAP Lab #4: Osmosis (Alternative: Diffusion through a Membrane)
10/7/16Cell EnergyAP Lab #13: Enzymes (Alternative: Catalase activity)
10/14/16Cell RespirationAP Lab #6: Respiration (Alternative: Oxygen production in yeast)
10/21/16PhotosynthesisAP Lab #5: Photosynthesis (Alternative: AP Lab 2009 #11: Dissolved Oxygen)
10/28/16Cell DivisionAP Lab #7: Mitosis and Meiosis (Alternative: Simplified Microscope observations)
11/4/16Field ChangesField Lab #2
11/11/16DNA StructuresAP Lab #3: DNA Sequencing ( Alternative: DNA Modeling)
11/18/16Gene Technology: BacteriaAP #8: Bacterial Transformation (Alternative: Bacterial Culturing Techniques)
11/25/16Thanksgiving Holiday
12/2/16Inheritance and Mathematical ModelingAP Lab #2: Mathematical Modeling (AP 2009 #8 Hardy-Weinberg) - No Alternative
12/9/16
12/16/16Field ChangesField Lab #3
12/23/16Christmas Holiday
12/30/16New Year Holiday
1/6/17MicroorganismsObserving Protista
1/13/17Plant Transport (part 1)AP Lab #1: Artificial Selection
1/20/17Field Changes: PlantsField Lab #4
1/27/17Gene Technology: Bacteria #3AP Lab #9: Bacterial DNA (Alternative: Bacterial DNA)
2/3/17Lab MethodsTesting for Vitamin C
2/10/17RespirationTesting Lung Capacity
2/17/17CirculationObserving Capillary Circulation
2/24/17Immune SystemImmunology Virtual Lab
3/3/17Animal BehaviorField Lab #5 (or finish AP Lab #1)
3/10/17Gene Technology: Fruit FliesTransgenic Fly (AP 2009 #7)
3/17/17Nerve SystemStimulating Human Nervous System
3/24/17The Senses: VisionMeasuring Peripheral Vision
3/31/17Skeletal SystemDissection of a small animal
4/7/17Plant Structures: FlowersField Lab #6
4/14/17Holy Week Holiday
4/21/17AP Lab #11: Transpiration (Alternative: Simplified Plant Transport)
4/28/17Plant Interactions with environmentPlant Responses
5/5/17Ecology: BiomesBiome Identification
5/12/17Ecology: HabitatsAP Lab #12: Habitat Selection (Alternative: Brine Shrimp Behavior)
5/19/17Ecology: Energy FlowAP Lab #10: Energy Flow (Alternate: Population Density)
5/26/17Ecology: Recycling ResourcesRecycling Success
6/2/17Plan Summer Lab CompletionAll Incomplete Labs